Students at the University of Nebraska are members of an academic community in which academic integrity and responsible conduct are essential for the community to function. To ensure that students know what is expected of them, the University has adopted the Standards of Academic Integrity and Responsible Conduct (“Standards”).
To maintain clean and usable facilities for students and staff, it is necessary to regulate the use of such facilities. Students are expected to observe closing hour regulations for all campus buildings.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Bylaws of the Board of Regents protect the rights of each member of the University community. Each individual has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and each has the right to learn. With these rights comes the responsibility of each individual to maintain an atmosphere in which others may exercise their human rights and their right to learn. Chapter V of the Bylaws fully delineates the rights and responsibilities of students.
General Procedures for Appeals of Academic Evaluations
In accordance with Section 5.3 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has established a grade appeal procedure which students should follow if they feel their academic progress has been evaluated unfairly. A summary of this procedure may be found in the UNMC Student Wiki and the College of Dentistry Operations Manual.
General Procedures for Student Discipline
In accordance with Section 5.4 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents and to ensure the protection of student’s rights, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has established general procedures which must be followed if any disciplinary action is proposed against students. Students will be informed in writing of the specific charges, the supporting evidence, the proposed disciplinary action and of their right to appeal. The UNMC procedural rules relating to student discipline may be found in the UNMC Student Handbook and the College of Dentistry Handbook.
Dress and Grooming Code
Dress and grooming requirements apply to all student and faculty personnel connected with the College of Dentistry. Violations that result in unsanitary grooming or poor taste that is emotionally objectionable to patients will not be allowed.
The College of Dentistry will issue four sets of assigned colored scrubs to each student. Students will have the opportunity to purchase additional scrubs at their own expense. Students are required to wear scrubs in designated class color when at the COD during regular business hours.
The College of Dentistry has a formal Clinical Attire Policy which is published in the Policies and Procedures Manual. All students, faculty and staff of the College must abide by this policy.
Specific regulations regarding the use of library facilities and other library information are available from the library. Students are expected to be aware of and observe these regulations and to pay penalties incurred.
All students are required to comply with the UNL Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations. Copies are available at the University Parking Services, 1941 Y Street. There is an annual parking permit fee. It is a violation of the Code of Student Discipline for a student to park in the patient parking lot. Violations will be considered for disciplinary action. Students are also required to comply with parking rules and regulations on other UNMC campuses.